Modernism was created to kill God. Post-Modernism is designed to prevent the possibility of any resurrection of faith in Him.
The creators of Modernism were very clear in expressing this wish. A contemporary secular writer Thomas Powell in June 2006 expressed this background clearly:
“Modern Art, in collaboration with the historicism of communism, the unfettered and unapologetic greed of capitalism, the relentless materialism of science, and a new Godless philosophy, all collaborated to kill the father-God... The role of modern art in this patricide was to shift the aesthetic.”
James Dean typified the modernist approach to life. A rebel without a cause. Art for art’s sake. Everything needing to be emotionally saturated in colour and expressive. A self indulgent self worshipping culture dependant on the next entertaining episode – addicted to emotional highs and lows. Alcohol and drug dependant. Understandably ending in a car crash which may or may not have been suicide.
The controversial art critic Robert Hughes said that all these developing ‘isms’ of Modern Art like Post-Impressionism, Cubism, Expressionism, Symbolism, Surrealism, Dadaism, Minimalism, Abstract-Expressionism all began moving in an ever tightening, accelerating spiral; when finally Modern Art disappeared up its own fundamental aperture only to come out the other side as Conceptual Art. Conceptual Art is about thinking, the art of humanity’s ideas being a counterfeit to divine biblical right thinking.
The Bill of Human Rights is the Humanist thinking of the instigators of the French Revolution and of Modernism and Post-Modernism. Voltaire and his friends drew up a bill of human rights, which they presented on 2 tablets in the same way God’s 10 Commandments were written by Him on two tablets. This Bill of Human Rights is designed to replace God’s Laws. However, the principles of God’s right thinking from the Bible clearly say you need a revolution in your thinking.
The priorities of your culture are projected through all forms of the media and they contradict the principles of the Bible and God’s Ten Laws of Liberty. Every sitcom on television is based on difficult situations in which people lie to cover up their mistakes. These programs are full of exaggeration, infidelity, sex and violence. The adverts tell you, you must have this new pair of shoes or new house or your life is nothing.
Many have described modern culture as sex, drugs and rock and roll. The order in reality is actually rock and roll music, alcohol and other drugs and then sex. Mick Jagger’s “I can’t get no satisfaction” perfectly describes the uncurbed insatiable human desire for more. Rock and Rap music are the sounds of the culture of Babylon. Musical artists from Michael Jackson, David Bowie, the Beatles to Jimmy Hendrix speak openly in interviews about being possessed and influenced by spirits. Jayzee the popular rap musician who wears the “do what thou wilt” slogan from the Satanist Alistair Crowley is a leader in the satanic church. David Bowie said “rock music is and always will be the music of the devil”.
This culture includes the medical system, which gives doctors in their eight years of intensive training about half an hour of training in nutrition. Supported by huge pharmaceutical companies doctors prescribe drugs or operations, flying in the face of all the scientific evidence showing that diseases are predominantly caused by poor nutrition and lack of exercise. Clarity of thinking also improves with cleaner blood, which is dependent on diet and exercise.
Recent studies demonstrate that we are on the cusp of an antibiotic apocalypse. This international research is showing that diseases are rapidly developing immunity to the effect of antibiotics. Their over prescription by doctors and the wide spread habit of many farmers using colostin the antibiotic of last resort in animals are thought to be contributing factors. We may soon be back in an era when the common cold or a scratch can cause infections in many leading to death. This development is coinciding with new super bugs developing in the last 20 years such as HIV, Bird Flu, Mad Cow’s disease, Lyme’s Disease, Ebola.
The idols of modernist culture like James Dean continue to impact the thinking and characters of young people today. Walt Disney’s consistent mantra of “follow your heart and it will all work out” perfectly echoes the original Satanist Alistair Crowley’s “Do what thou wilt”. “Do what thou wilt” holding sway in so many marriages and relationships. The result of this relentless agenda is millions of self-centered rebellious individuals with fragile mental health staggering along in purposeless lives.
This culture of Babylon of confusion is toxic. It is riddled with poor diet and life styles, mind numbing music and television, a media that showers you with violence, sex and immorality, pornography, overcrowded cities, loneliness, poor quality of relationships, depression, materialism, disease, financial instability, self centeredness, corruption, pollution, busyness, and global warming. This global warming is mental as well as environmental.
This toxic culture is not only distracting you from what is good for you and for the world, it is also profoundly damaging to the frontal lobe of your brain. This is the seat of your conscience. The part of your mind that God’s Holy Spirit is striving to speak to you through the cacophony of cultural brain noise. Poor diet, alcohol, busyness, caffeine, sugars, drugs – both medical and recreational, lack of exercise, loud music, lack of sleep, competitive sport all may play a part in dumbing you down by physically killing brain cells and in muddying the capacities of your mind.
Mental health issues have become a world wide epidemic for this world wide postmodern culture of push button social media. Modern psychology acknowledges at least 10 categories of common hits that cause depletion in emotional resilience in anyone:
4. Insufficient Sleep
9. Medical Condition
10. Frontal Lobe
Studies have demonstrated that anyone who has four of these hits is going to very likely encounter serious depression. Most people in our culture have at least three, which means most people in our culture have a depleted emotional resilience. Their capacity to handle challenging situations is significantly depleted whilst living in a culture of busyness that is constantly throwing up challenging situations. And their likelihood of encountering genuine happiness is low. The good news is that apart from the first two hits the impact of all can be modified, and our mental strength can be improved even if our genes and upbringing was flawed. (Dr Neil Nedley – Depression Recovery)
Following the guidelines in this book will alleviate many of the hits above through simple lifestyle changes and study and prayer.
The battle in the great controversy between good and bad rages on around us and in our minds. The battle is for our brain and the war is for our will. This world is heating up. The World Meteorolgical Organization has announced 2015 as the hottest year world wide since records have been kept. This heating is not only on an environmental level but moral with same sex marriage being legalized this year. 46 acts of shooting more than 4 people at a time occurred in the US in 2015. This type of violence in mass shootings of apparently innocent people is increasing around the world.
Jesus came to give men and women complete restoration; to give them health, peace, and perfection of character. (MH 17.1) Do you want to live according to men’s laws or God’s laws? Your ultimate destination is implied in your answer to that question.